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Tuesday, June 10th, 2014
DAY 56 – LOS ANGELES KINGS CAN CLINCH STANLEY CUP WITH GAME 4 WIN TOMORROW NIGHT
Game 4 – Kings-Rangers at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN – Kings Lead 3-0
“It’s the way it should be… the L.A. Kings deserve to be up in the series, and they deserve to win the Stanley Cup.” – Keith Jones
STAMFORD, Conn. – June 10, 2014 – The Los Angeles Kings can win their second Stanley Cup in three years tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with a victory in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final to complete a sweep of the New York Rangers. NBC Sports Live Extra – NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets – will provide comprehensive of Game 4.
Emmy Award-winning play-by-play broadcaster Mike “Doc” Emrick, analyst Eddie Olczyk, and Emmy Award-winning “Inside the Glass” analyst Pierre McGuire will have the call of Game 4 from Madison Square Garden in New York.
Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN with NHL Live, co-hosted by Liam McHugh and Dave Briggs alongside former NHL players and analysts Mike Milbury, Jeremy Roenick, Keith Jones and Anson Carter on-site from Madison Square Garden.
The Kings aim for their second Stanley Cup title in franchise history, and second championship in three years, with a victory tomorrow night at Madison Square Garden to complete the first Stanley Cup Final sweep since 1998, when the Detroit Red Wings defeated the Washington Capitals in four games.
After two overtime, come-from-behind victories at home in Games 1 and 2 to take a 2-0 series lead, Los Angeles quieted the Madison Square Garden crowd in Game 3 with a 3-0 victory last night. Kings forward Jeff Carter scored to give the visitors a 1-0 lead with 0.8 seconds remaining in the first period, and Jake Muzzin pushed Los Angeles’ lead to two with a power play goal early in the second period. Mike Richards scored late in the frame to give the Kings a three-goal advantage, and Jonathan Quick shut the door with 32 saves for the shutout.
The Rangers will now look to become only the fourth team in NHL playoff history to win four straight games in a series after falling into a 0-3 deficit. One of those four teams to complete the feat is this year’s Kings, who climbed out of a 0-3 hole to the San Jose Sharks in the first round. The 1942 Toronto Maple Leafs are the only team to win a Stanley Cup Final after losing the first three games of the series.
Following are quotes from former NHL players and NBC Sports’ analysts Mike Milbury and Keith Jones from Game 3:
Milbury on Kings: “We learned that the Los Angeles Kings are clearly a better team.”
Jones on Kings: “It’s the way it should be. The Western Conference was dominant all year against the Eastern Conference…the L.A. Kings went through three very difficult opponents to get here…the L.A. Kings deserve to be up in the series, and they deserve to win the Stanley Cup.”
Milbury on Lundqvist’s & Rangers’ bad bounces: “No luck at all for Henrik Lundqvist…this series, no luck at all.”
GAME 3 LOCAL RATINGS
Final national ratings and viewers for last night’s game will be in later today, but local ratings are available now.
New York delivered its second-best NHL rating ever on NBCSN with an 8.0 rating, trailing only Game 6 vs. Montreal this year in the Eastern Conference Final (8.5).
Los Angeles scored its second-best NHL rating ever on NBCSN with a 6.4 rating, trailing only Game 4 of the 2012 Stanley Cup Final, which was a potential Cup-clinching game (6.6).
Following are the Top 10 local markets for Game 3:
|8||Hartford & New Haven||3.1|
Following is the television schedule for the remaining games of the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, all times Eastern and subject to change.
|Wed., June 11||Stanley Cup Final – Game 4||Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers||NBCSN||8:00 p.m.|
|Fri., June 13||Stanley Cup Final – Game 5*||N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles||NBC||8:00 p.m.|
|Mon., June 16||Stanley Cup Final – Game 6*||Los Angeles at N.Y. Rangers||NBC||8:00 p.m.|
|Wed., June 18||Stanley Cup Final – Game 7*||N.Y. Rangers at Los Angeles||NBC||8:00 p.m.|
* if necessary
GAMES TELEVISED SO FAR
For the third consecutive year, NBC, NBCSN, CNBC and NHL Network are combining to televise every Stanley Cup Playoff game nationally.
One-goal Games: 43
OT games: 25
NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA
NBC Sports Live Extra — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream all Stanley Cup Final coverage. NBCSN games will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to authenticated customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.
Games airing on:
- NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra;
- NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere,” which is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs;
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